From 10am Thursday 20th April – 10am Friday 21st April, Jack, Dan & Jamie from Let’s Talk Sport took on another marathon show! This time, they took over the airwaves for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for Nightingale House.
We spoke to hospice staff to hear all about how it runs and the services on on offer as well as hearing about local fundraisers. The hospice’s Caffi Cwtch kindly donated breakfast and lunch to the team and we heard from their head chef. Skinny’s also kindly donated food during the show – so a huge thank you to them!
From 6pm, we had live music from the Nightingale House Hospice Choir as well as acoustic performances from Ste Jones and Ben Hands, who will be playing at this year’s Focus Wales on the Llwyn Isaf Bandstand stage during the Food & Drink Festival
To donate, visit out Just Giving page or text ‘NHMS98 + £donation’ to 70070 (e.g. NHMS98 £5 for a £5 donation)
If you missed any of the show or would like to listen again, click on the links below –
New addition to festival line-up will bring together musicians and artists to celebrate the Welsh language
A top North Wales music festival will see the launch of a new event this year to showcase the Welsh language and its music and culture.
As part of the FOCUS Wales Festival 2017, which takes place in Wrexham from May 11 to May 13, a new event named Hwb Cymraeg (Welsh Hub) will see musicians and artists give an insight into the Welsh language, and how it has informed and moulded their work.
Based in a tipi on Queen’s Square throughout FOCUS Wales, Hwb Cymraeg will include Welsh language workshops, live radio sessions and talks from a number of artists – with some big names to be announced soon.
One of the leading literary festivals in Wales will be held again in Wrexham during 2017. The Wrexham Carnival of Words is in its third year and will be held at venues across the area between 29th April and 6th May.
Leading authors attending this year’s Carnival of Words include Joanne Harris (Chocolat), Barbara Erskine (Lady of Hay) and Ben Kane (The Eagles of Rome). Former Government Minister Alan Johnson will also be discussing the latest volume of his autobiography (The Long and Winding Road).
Local poets will have the opportunity to read their work in public during a Poetry Baton and new authors will share their writing journeys during New Voices with both events taking place at Eagles Meadow. Acclaimed local poet and author Aled Lewis Evans will present a retrospective of his work at the Catrin Finch Centre and the Saith Seren will be hosting a popular open mic for poets and writers featuring Alys Conran. There will also be a collective effort to write the 2017 Wrexham Workers’ Poem in local workplaces with the final version being performed in public.
30 years ago today, Bersham Colliery closed. Tonight, in collaboration with Wrexham Museum, we have a special documentary looking back at the history of the mine. Join Paul Jeorrett for an evening of local history, first hand accounts of life in the mining community, music and more.
Listen again here –
The University won Best Large Event at last night’s Wrexham Tourism Awards, holding off competition from Wales Comic Con, FOCUS Wales and Underneath the Arches, among others.
The gig was the first held at the Racecourse Stadium for 34 years, with more than 20,000 watching the Welsh rockers play hits including Dakota, Traffic, and Local Boy in the Photograph.
They were supported by Llandudno favourites Catfish and the Bottlemen, Pretty Vicious, and The Ramona Flowers.
Receiving the award, Director of Operations Lynda Powell said: “I would like to thank all of the team for their hard work, including our partners VMS Live.
“This is a huge honour for the University and everyone involved in organising the concert, which was a massive success and well-received by both the community and music-goers from across the country and beyond.”